Brookhaven Retreat Announces New Clinical Director

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Brookhaven Retreat, a unique voluntary residential facility exclusively for women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, is pleased to announce Karen Hodge, LCSW as their new Clinical Director.

Karen Hodge, LCSW

Karen Hodge, LCSW

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispostion and not on our circumstances. - Martha Washingon

Brookhaven Retreat is pleased to announce that Karen Hodge, LCSW recently accepted the appointment as their Clinical Director. As part of the leadership at Brookhaven Retreat, Karen embraces Brookhaven Retreat’s philosophy and helps lead the clinical team in providing the necessary tools to help their women clients release themselves from the emotional shackles in which they find themselves.

Karen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Tennessee. She brings almost 20 years experience in the mental health field with experience in Domestic Violence, Inpatient, Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient programs. She holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City Tennessee and a Master's Degree in Social Work from University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Karen has been in supervisory positions for many years and has provided supervision of Case Managers, Therapists and Nurses. Her administrative strengths include development and implementation of policies and procedures, monitoring quality and risk initiatives, co-occurring program development, staff training and educational development, public relations, marketing and referral development. Her clinical strengths include a history of providing individual, family, and group therapy with a focus on crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Karen provided supervision for social work students as a Field Instructor for the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has also provided clinical supervision for mental health professionals working toward licensure.

Karen joined the Brookhaven Retreat team in January of 2012. She was a clinical therapist providing group, individual, and family therapy with a focus on dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy. Her new promotion to Clinical Director will focus on staff development, program development, monitoring clinical indicators, monitoring performance improvement initiatives, supervision of therapists working toward licensure, documentation compliance, and JCAHO compliance.

About Brookhaven Retreat
Brookhaven Retreat is a women's treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.

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